Month: June 2021

Seton Catholic’s David Moore, Kaegen Young-Byle top 1A Trico League boys soccer all-league team

Offensive player of the year: David Moore, jr., Seton Catholic Defensive player of the year: Kaegen Young-Byle, jr. Seton Catholic Goalie of the year: Shawn Child, sr., La Center FIRST TEAM Serafim Apostolo, sr., FWD, Seton Catholic Brendon Leach, sr., FWD, La Center Abiy LaCombe, sr., FWD Stevenson Dennis Babiy, sr., MID, Seton Catholic Angel […]

Battle Ground’s Kaden Perry tops 4A Greater St. Helens League coaches all-league boys basketball team

Earlier this year, the athletic directors of the 4A Greater St. Helens League opted not to select all-league teams for the 2020-21 school year. But the league boys basketball coaches got together and made their own selections. Unlike the girls teams, the boys coaches decided to divide the 4A selections from the 3A selections. Here […]

Kelso’s Natalie Fraley tops 4A/3A Greater St. Helens League coaches girls basketball all-league team

Earlier this year, the athletic directors of the 4A/3A Greater St. Helens League opted not to select all-league teams for the 2020-21 school year. But the league girls basketball coaches got together and made their own selections. They are as follows: Player of the year: Natalie Fraley, jr., Kelso FIRST TEAM Katelynn Forner, sr., Camas […]

Cat Owners and Rental Properties

Do you own a cat but want to rent an apartment or condo, town home or house?   If so, it’s vital that you’re fully informed before initiating this all-important process.  Why? Because too many cats are either abandoned or surrendered to animal shelters as a result of housing problems encountered by their owners.   […]

Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil

No Northwest summer is complete without seafood – clambakes, cedar planked salmon or a fish fry featuring something freshly caught. Make dad’s day with a winner of a dinner that’s just right for Father’s Day. Recreate the fun of his favorite seafood spot with a quick, easy Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil you can pull off […]

Clark County auditor weighs in on charter review

Clark County Charter Review commissioners heard input this week from the man in charge of placing their recommendations on the ballot.  County Auditor Greg Kimsey chimed in during the commission meeting Wednesday. He made two recommendations.  The commission has discussed whether elected county positions should be non-partisan. Kimsey, who ran as a Republican in his […]

Ridgefield recognizes June 2021 as its first-ever Pride Month

A group of local activists successfully petitioned Ridgefield to adopt its first-ever Pride Month proclamation on Thursday, making Ridgefield the third municipality in Clark County to acknowledge the month’s significance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. The effort was launched by members of the online Ridgefield Community Group, led by Kathleen Huber, Jill […]

Fit(ish) in Your 60s – Week 5

Today, we complete our Fit-ish series with Brenda Braxton from KGW on how to be healthy and fit through the decades. The goal of the program was to provide tips for achieving optimal health without causing too much stress and anxiety. Fit-ish is about balance, not obsession. Here’s the Youtube clips from the full segments […]

Schedule for 2A GSHL/District girls and boys basketball playoffs this week

This week’s schedule for 2A Greater St. Helens League and District 4 basketball playoffs: Monday GIRLS (6) Mark Morris at (3) Hockinson, 5 p.m. (5) Ridgefield at (4) R.A. Long, 5:30 p.m. BOYS (6) Hudson’s Bay at (3) Washougal, 7 p.m. (5) Columbia River at (4) Fort Vancouver, 7 p.m. Tuesday GIRLS Lowest remaining seed […]

Rosters for Clark County Senior All-Star Baseball series

Rosters for the 2021 Clark County Senior All-Star Series, doubleheader scheduled for 4 p.m. June 16 at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Center (college baseball program signed with). This is the feeder event for the state all-state series scheduled for July 10-11 in Yakima. NATIONAL LEAGUE Sawyer Parkin, P, Columbia River (Tacoma CC) Cade Reitzenstein, P, […]


School is almost out – summer is deliriously close. The pantry has been cleaned, really cleaned, several times over. Ditto the fridge. Your kitchen is organized and you have many meals behind you. Remember how wonderful it felt to know you were going on a field trip? Hopefully, your permission slip is signed because this […]

How Not to Feel Alone While Living as an Old Childless Couple

For older couples with no children, the grief of having no one to rely on is truly heavy. Senior citizens struggle more after retirement as they start to develop various health problems while having nothing to distract them from the absence of a child. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to feel less alone during […]

Letter calls on governors to rename Flag Day after Trump

A letter circulating in Washington state is calling on residents to join an effort to rename Flag Day to “President Donald J. Trump Day.”  A Vancouver resident received the letter in his mailbox and passed it along to The Columbian. The mailer calls on the recipient to sign a petition sponsored by Americans for a […]

SW Washington high school seniors who have committed to college athletic programs

List of the Class of 2021 graduates who have committed to play sports at college in the fall. Updates to this list can be sent to BATTLE GROUND Kaden Perry (basketball) — Gonzaga Jaelin Stanley (baseball) – Pierce College Bethany Turchardt (volleyball) – Highline College Tyson Lindemood (baseball) – Clark College Eileen Jeschke (soccer) […]

Local Democrats to select chair next month

The Clark County Democrats plan to select a new chair next month.  The party will hold the nomination and election process at its July 12 meeting, Vice-Chair Shannon Meyers wrote Thursday in a Facebook post. Meyers will temporarily serve as chair until then.  Former Chair Mike Dalesandro announced last month that he would be stepping […]

Top boys swimming times this season in Southwest Washington

Top boys swimming times in Southwest Washington (Source: Richard Carr, Mark Morris swimming) 200 medley relay 1. Camas 1:43 2. Mountain View 1:44 3. Union 1:46 200 freestyle 1. Jack Harris (Camas) 1:49.61 2. Sam Empey (Union) 1:52.00 3. Nathan Kim (Camas) 1:52.02 200 individual medley 1. Jace Creech (Skyview) 2:02.57 2. Alexander Wahlman (Union) […]

Fit(ish) in your 50s

We’ve made it through the 20s, 30s and 40s and today, we discuss the obstacles that surface when trying to get Fit-ish in your 50s. We collaborated with Brenda Braxton from KGW news to create the series Fit(ish) to provide tips that allow people to focus on their health, without getting too obsessed about it. […]

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